Gardeners Diary

  1. 10 Allotment Design Tips for Beginners & Experts

    10 Allotment Design Tips for Beginners & Experts Fruit trees, raised beds, fruit cages and crop rotation. As an allotment owner, these are all elements you need to think about when planning your allotment design. While a vegetable garden is a great way to grow your own fruit and veg, it does take some planning to ensure you get the best yield for your effort. Allotment planting and design might Read more...
  2. How To Build Your Own Fruit Cage

    How To Build Your Own Fruit Cage A fruit cage is a highly effective vegetable crop protection system used to protect fruit trees, vegetables and your favourite plants from pests and damage. That's why fruit and vegetable cages are hugely popular with allotment owners and gardeners in the UK. Luckily, you only need a handful of parts and tools to build your own fruit cage, Read more...
  3. Gifts for Allotment Owners

    Gifts for Allotment Owners So, What Do You Buy Someone Who Has An Allotment?   There are thousands of people, old and young, who grow fruit and vegetables on an allotment that they rent - or even own. It can be a very rewarding hobby because not only does it get you out amongst nature, but is a great way to exercise and keep fit. If you know a friend, colleague or Read more...
  4. What To Grow In A Polytunnel

    What To Grow In A Polytunnel If you're wondering what to grow in a polytunnel, you're not short for options! Most crops can be grown in a polytunnel, you just need to think about whether you're growing summer crops, salad crops or winter crops and how you might grow different vegetables together in this temperature-controlled environment. One of the great benefits of growing Read more...
  5. Vertical Vegetable Gardening: A Growing Trend

    Vertical Vegetable Gardening: A Growing Trend There's a certain gardening trend that's been on the up over the past few months. With more people spending time inside, the desire to make the most of the spaces we have with nature's floral and edible treats has been more irresistible than ever. If you're unsure, the trend we're talking about is vertical vegetable gardening. Not heard of it? Read more...
  6. Balcony Gardening 101: Expert Tips & Advice For A Beautiful Balcony Garden

    Balcony Gardening 101: Expert Tips & Advice For A Beautiful Balcony Garden Balcony gardening is all the rage this year, and that's no surprise given they have so much potential. For most people, balcony growing conjures up images of flowers, vegetables and herbs cascading over railings and softening the landscape of these urban areas. They are good for the environment and the grower. However, a lot of people dismiss the Read more...
  7. Protect Plants From Frost: A Guide For Savvy Gardeners

    Protect Plants From Frost: A Guide For Savvy Gardeners It's that time of year again: the weather is getting colder, and we're all beginning to think about how we protect plants from frost. Fail to do so, and you may end up with some very sad looking plants come springtime! Horticultural garden fleece and plant jackets will most certainly keep your plants toasty this year, but there are plenty of Read more...
  8. How To Grow Food Without A Garden In Pots & Containers

    How To Grow Food Without A Garden In Pots & Containers According to the ONS, 1 in 8 people in the UK don’t have a garden. That means for 12% of the UK population, pulling on some wellies and digging a spot in the garden for a veg plot just isn’t realistic. But a lack of outdoor space doesn’t need to stop you. Whether you have a small garden, a balcony or just a window ledge, there's plenty Read more...
  9. What To Do After Seeds Sprout - Growing Your Own Vegetables

    What To Do After Seeds Sprout - Growing Your Own Vegetables It’s easy to find vegetable garden inspiration online, but it can sometimes be difficult knowing how to take care of your vegetable plants, especially in the important early stages. Once your seeds sprout, you need to guide your fledgling plants on the next stage of their journey. If you’re unsure about what to do now that your vegetable seeds Read more...
  10. 5 Simple Ways To Find Vegetable Garden Ideas & Inspiration

    5 Simple Ways To Find Vegetable Garden Ideas & Inspiration Growing your own food can be as simple as having a couple of planters or pots on your decking area to using your whole garden to grow produce. Regardless of where you're growing, you'll most likely want a vegetable garden that has a selection of produce, is visually appealing and easy to manage and maintain. To create your vegetable garden Read more...

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